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Welcome to Libby ...

The city of Libby is located in Lincoln County<1> and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

The location of Libby has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Libby has a population of 2,798 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Libby.

Libby is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Libby lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Libby (for example, toward Hope (ID)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Libby is located in the (406) area code.

Websites for Libby ...

Official Website: www.libbymontana.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Libby had an population of 2,798 people. This is an increase of 6.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Libby had a population of 2,628 people (or 13.35% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Libby the county's most populous community.

The population of Libby represents 0.27% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,628 people, the population of Libby has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,626 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Libby.

Communities Also Named Libby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named Libby: This one is located in Lincoln County and the other is located in Missoula County.

Beyond Montana, there are 7 communities that are also named Libby - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Libby.

Communities near Libby ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Libby.

  • Troy [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Libby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<6>
  • Ripley [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Lincoln County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Libby
  • Warland [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warland
    • Warland [Lincoln County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Libby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Volcour [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volcour
    • Volcour [Lincoln County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Libby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volcour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Boulder City [Boundary County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder City
      • Boulder City [Boundary County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sylvanite [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvanite
      • Sylvanite [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Libby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvanite
    • Happys Inn [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happys Inn
      • Happys Inn [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Libby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happys Inn
    • Noxon [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxon
      • Noxon [Sanders County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the south of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxon<6>
    • Smead [Sanders County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smead
      • Smead [Sanders County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heron [Sanders County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Libby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Libby.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Libby. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Libby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Libby. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Libby.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Libby ...

Looking for more information about Libby? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Libby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Libby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Lincoln County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Libby: www.libbymontana.com/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.lincolncountymt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Libby.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Libby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Libby) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Libby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LibbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Libby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3872, Longitude: -115.5560       In this case, the coordinates for Libby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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